Sunday, April 24, 2005

The Origami Astronaut

the airplane lights flicker off on off
on off on
the seat next to you is remembering how to fold a crane
from a square sheet of pink and blue paper
the edges don't meet
she either doesn't notice or doesn't care

out the window a wing splits the view and you are remembering
the sky from the pilot's seat
remembering, too, that it was your own fault for failing
what your mother dreamed for you--what she never thought you couldn't do--
off on off
robots have seen better sunsets in their dreams

the bird comes out with a stout nose and imbalanced wings
neither of us can fly--you think she didn't notice--
watching the sun fall behind the wing

with a ps to arch.memory for the free advertising. as soon as i figure out more of this web-ular stuff i'll spot you too. cheers.

1 comment:

arch.memory said...

Katy, it is a pleasure to link to such beautiful writing! I can help you set up links, if you want, but it might be better to start at Blogger Help and let me know if you have any questions. My e-mail is